The Perfect DIY Sugar Lip Scrub

November 16, 2016

I may not be winning any favors with the beauty industry by making my own products and posting how-to’s but some things are just too simple (and cheap) to make yourself.  Every winter I can not seem to get ahead of chapped lips in this dry Alberta weather.  I try to be proactive; I drink lots of water, wear lip balm, and moisturize but it’s still a fight.  However, one thing that definitely helps is a good lip exfoliation.

I have made several different versions of lip scrubs and I keep going back to this one.  I first sampled this in a popular beauty product store that shall remain unnamed.  My first thought, I love this!  My second thought, 10 bucks!  Nope, I can make this at home.

I was really surprised just how much I liked the scrub.  It isn’t too oily so that I can apply lipstick immediately after scrubbing if I’m heading out the door and it leaves my lips looking and feeling amazing.  Bonus: Using just three all-natural ingredients I can feel good allowing my daughter to use this on her lips now that she’s in the “I-do-everything-Mommy-does” stage.  Not that she needs to, since the day she was born I have been incredibly envious of her perfectly beautiful lips!  Seriously, stunning!

The Great Debate: Olive oil vs Coconut oil
Many diy lip scrubs call for coconut oil but personally I prefer using olive oil; it leaves the scrub “lighter” and not too wet.  I have made this again and again with different measurements of each ingredient to get it just right…for me.  Play around with it if you like it more moist, or not.

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The Perfect DIY Sugar Lip Scrub


Essential oil scrubs

2 tbsp sugar
1 tsp olive oil
2-4 drops essential oil (I use lemon, peppermint or lavender)

Cinnamon scrub

2 tbsp sugar
1 tsp olive oil
1/2 tsp cinnamon
*Another bonus: cinnamon is a natural lip plumper

What to do

Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and mix together.

Apply in small amounts to your lips and gently massage.

Wipe off with a damp cloth.

Smack those sugar lips!

The Perfect DIY Lip Sugar Scrub The Perfect DIY Lip Sugar Scrub

By Three Happy Folk


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